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Hoffinger Forum Recap: Katherine Beckett on “Mapping the Shadow Carceral State”

Katherine Beckett, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, came to New York University School of Law on Monday, April 23, 2012 to deliver the final Hoffinger lecture of the academic year. Her talk, entitled “Mapping the Shadow … Continue reading

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James B. Jacobs — 2012 Guggenheim Fellow

Congratulations to Center Director James B. Jacobs, who has been named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.  The award will support research for Jacobs’ book on criminal records, to be published by Harvard University Press in 2014.

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Hoffinger Forum Recap: Louis Michael Seidman on “Hyper-Incarceration: Is There a Way Out?”

On March 26, 2012, Georgetown Law Professor Louis Michael Seidman delivered the third Hoffinger lecture of the spring semester, entitled “Hyper-Incarceration: Is There a Way Out?”  Seidman began the talk with a quick overview of the familiar underlying facts, statistics, … Continue reading

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Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum: Monday March 26: Louis Michael Seidman: Hyper-incarceration: Is There a Way Out?

Please join faculty members from NYU and neighboring institutions, policymakers, and practitioners on Monday, March 26 for the Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum.  Our speaker will be Louis Michael Seidman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. … Continue reading

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Hoffinger Forum Recap: Sharon Dolovich on “Incarceration American-Style”

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Sharon Dolovich, a Professor at UCLA School of Law, delivered the second Hoffinger lecture of the spring semester, entitled “Incarceration American-Style.” Dolovich began by noting the wide gap between American penal practice and the asserted … Continue reading

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Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum: February 28: Sharon Dolovich “Incarceration American Style”

Please join faculty members from NYU and neighboring institutions, policymakers, and practitioners on Tuesday, February 28  for the Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum at 7:45 p.m. in Lipton Hall.  Our speaker will be Sharon Dolovich, Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. … Continue reading

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Hoffinger Forum Recap: Holly Maguigan on “Domestic Violence is a Crime Like Any Other Crime: True or False? False.”

On Monday, January 23, 2012, NYU Professor Holly Maguigan delivered the first Hoffinger lecture of the spring term, entitled “Domestic Violence is a Crime Like Any Other Crime?  True or False?  False.”   In her talk, Maguigan critiqued the criminal justice … Continue reading

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Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum, Monday January 23, 2012: Holly Maguigan

Holly Maguigan, Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law will deliver a talk entitled “True or False? Domestic Violence is a Crime Like Any Other Crime. False.” Holly Maguigan teaches a criminal defense clinic and one in … Continue reading

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2011 IASOC Distinguished Scholar Award

Congratulations to Center Director James B. Jacobs, who received the 2011 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC), in recognition of his sustained and significant scholarly contributions in the field of organized crime.

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Hoffinger Forum Recap: Stephen J. Morse on “The Perils and Promises of Neuroscience for Criminal Law”

On Monday, November 28, 2011, Penn Law (and Psychiatry) Professor Stephen J. Morse delivered the final Hoffinger lecture of the fall semester.  Morse’s opening message to the audience was short and to the point: when it comes to the current … Continue reading

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Hoffinger Forum Recap: Brandon Garrett on “Convicting the Innocent”

On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Virginia Law Professor Brandon Garrett delivered the second Hoffinger lecture, highlighting several of the main themes in his new book, Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong. Garrett located and studied more than 200 … Continue reading

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The Third Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum

Please join faculty members from NYU and neighboring institutions, policymakers, and practitioners on Monday, November 28  for the final 2011-12 Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum of this fall.   Our speaker will be Stephen J. Morse, Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of … Continue reading

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The Second Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum

The second Hoffinger Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 25 as Professor Brandon Garrett delivers a talk on “Convicting the Innocent”.  The forum begins at 7:45 and ends 9:15 in Lipton Hall, 108 West Third Street.  The NYU community … Continue reading

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Hoffinger Forum Recap: Sara Sun Beale on Prosecutorial Independence

On Monday, September 26, 2011, Duke Law Professor Sara Sun Beale kicked off the 2011-12 Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum season with a lecture entitled “Prosecutorial Independence: Comparing the U.S. to its Common Law Cousins.”  Beale opened her lecture by highlighting … Continue reading

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Hoffinger Criminal Justice Fora – 2011 – 2012

The 2011-12 Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum convenes on Monday, September 26, 2011 for the first of seven presentations by distinguished scholars across the nation.  Please join faculty members from NYU and neighboring institutions, policymakers, and practitioners for the first event, “Prosecutorial Independence:  Comparing the United … Continue reading

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The First Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum – Fall 2011

The first Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum of Fall 2011 will take place on Monday, September 26th.  Prof. Sara sun Beale, Charles L.B. Lowndes Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law will speak on the topic of “Prosecutorial Independence: Comparing … Continue reading

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Radical v. Liberal Criminology: An Afterthought

One of the most interesting moments at this year’s American Society of Criminology meetings in San Francisco was the “reunion” of Tony Platt and Jerry Skolnick during a session on the republishing, with a new forward and preface, of the … Continue reading

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